Volume 94 Issue 6 | p. 21
Issue Date: February 8, 2016

Neonicotinoids Threaten Water, Activists Claim

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: water, pesticides, neonicotinoids

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is urging EPA to adopt more stringent thresholds to better protect U.S. waters and aquatic organisms from neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides under scrutiny for their potential to harm bees. In a Feb. 2 petition, the advocacy group warns that widespread contamination of waters with neonicotinoids threatens aquatic invertebrates, including crabs and insects. “This petition formally urges EPA to respond to this unrecognized threat to our . . .

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